Hi, I'm primarily a photographer and pretty lost in the retouching realm, but I'm working on learning. I don't have any sort of pen tablet to use while retouching, unfortunately. I do have a Nexus 7 though.
Using the Splashtop app, I can get fluid enough streaming that it makes an amazing 2nd display. I haven't messed around with trying to use it to replicate some of the functions of a pen tablet though. I do realize it isn't pressure sensitive.
Does anyone use an Android/iOS tablet along with a computer to help with retouching? I'd love to hear how, or if you think it's just overcomplicating things.
Nov 29 12 11:03 pm Link
Longview, Washington, US
hey neighbor... it can be done... but I would seriously recommend getting at least a Wacom Bamboo tablet for around 100 at Best Buys. Pressure sensitive is the only true way to do editing... but yes you can do simple edits on the android
Nov 29 12 11:25 pm Link
Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Yes...I must 2nd that! Get your hands on a Wacom Pen tablet. You will find that it offers a finer level of control and accuracy when making your edits. If you can trace in a coloring book, you can edit with a Pen Tablet! Having one completely changed my workflow.
Nov 30 12 08:23 am Link
Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania
An Android tablet is for general use and not specific to retouching. It lacks a lot of functions and editing freedom that a tablet can provide.
Try a starter's Wacom Bamboo, which is pretty cheap, with a 70$ pricetag. It's a decent size for retouches and does everything the larger tablets can do, with the added advantage its dimensions also make it great for travel
Nov 30 12 01:22 pm Link
One day... I'll definitely have to get a pen tablet. I'm planning on getting some new lighting gear first. It never ends, does it?
Dec 01 12 03:48 pm Link
Walnut Creek, California, US
A few days ago, someone (rfc2822) released an app that turns an Android tablet into a graphics tablet (with pressure sensitivity, for devices that have the capability):
The app and its source code are available here: rfc2822's blog.
A demo of the app by its author:
Jan 18 13 09:51 am Link
Boston, Massachusetts, US
You're totally confusing graphics tablet and ipad/android tablet.
Jan 18 13 11:34 am Link
Joann Empson wrote:
Awesome! Checking this out now. Looks like a pain getting it working on Windows, but I might work on it.
Jan 18 13 03:14 pm Link
SKITA Studios wrote:
No, I know the difference. An android tablet at least has a touch screen though, so it's halfway there.
Jan 18 13 03:15 pm Link